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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Jack in the Box, Guidewire Software, Williams-Sonoma, and Ventas

Posted
3/31/2013 7:06:00 PM
By: GuruFocus
Referenced Stocks:GWRE;JACK;VTR;WSM

According to GuruFocus Insider Data , these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Jack in the Box Inc., Guidewire Software Inc., Williams-Sonoma Inc. and Ventas Inc.

Jack In The Box, Inc. ( JACK ): Chairman and CEO Linda Lang Sold 165,746 Shares

Chairman and CEO of Jack In The Box, Inc. ( JACK ) Linda Lang sold 165,746 shares on March 28, 2013 at an average price of $34.77. Jack in the Box Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. The Company operates and franchises more than 2,800 Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants (QSR) and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants. Jack In The Box, Inc. has a market cap of $1.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.59 with a P/E ratio of 20.7 and a P/S ratio of 1. Jack In The Box, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 6% over the past 10 years.

Jack in the Box Inc. reported net income of $20.7 million and revenues of $465.5 million for their 2013 first quarter.

Chairman and CEO Linda Lang sold 170,821 shares of JACK stock in November and March. Executive Vice President and CFO Jerry P Rebel sold 1,233 shares of JACK stock on Nov. 28, 2012 at the average price of $27.29. Director James M Myers bought 7,500 shares of JACK stock on Nov. 26, 2012 at the average price of 2$7.25. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Phillip H Rudolph, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Mark H Blankenship and Vice President - Controller/Treasurer Paul D Melancon sold 60,230 shares of JACK stock in March and November.

Guidewire Software Inc. ( GWRE ): CEO and President Marcus Ryu Sold 140,000 Shares

CEO and President of Guidewire Software Inc. ( GWRE ) Marcus Ryu sold 140,000 shares on March 21, 2013 at an average price of $37.25. Guidewire Software Inc. has a market cap of $2.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.44 with a P/E ratio of 185.2 and a P/S ratio of 8.9.

Guidewire Software Inc. reported their second quarter fiscal 2013 results. The Company reported revenues of $72.2 million and net income of $5.5 million.

CEO and President Marcus Ryu sold 240,000 shares of GWRE stock in December and March. CFO Karen Blasing sold 95,956 shares of GWRE stock in January, February and March. Director John Paul Cavoores bought 1,000 shares of GWRE stock on Jan. 9, 2013 at the average price of $31.06. Product Development Jeremy Henrickson, Director Kenneth W Branson� Director Neal Dempsey and Senior Vice President, Operations and Corporate Development Priscilla Hung sold 315,472 shares of GWRE stock in March.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ( WSM ): President and CEO Laura Alber Sold 73,208 Shares


President and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ( WSM ) Laura Alber sold 73,208 shares on March 26, 2013 at an average price of $50.55. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. was founded in 1956. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has a market cap of $5.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.52 with a P/E ratio of 21.5 and a P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. stocks is 1.7%. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.3% over the past 10 years.

Revenues were $1.4 billion and net income was $133.7 million for their 2012 fourth quarter.

Executive Vice President CFO Julie Whalen sold 7,789 shares of WSM stock on March 28, 2013 at the average price of $51.16. President Pottery Barn Brands Sandra Stangl, President WS Brand Janet Hayes and President WS Brand Richard A. Harvey, sold 48,511 shares of WSM stock in November and March.


Ventas Inc. ( VTR ): Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro Sold 65,900 Shares


Chairman and CEO of Ventas Inc. ( VTR ) Debra A Cafaro sold 65,900 shares on March 27, 2013 at an average price of $72.03. Ventas Inc. was incorporated in Kentucky in 1983, commenced operations in 1985 and reorganized as a Delaware corporation in 1987. Ventas Inc. has a market cap of $21.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.2 with a P/E ratio of 70.4 and a P/S ratio of 8.7. The dividend yield of Ventas Inc. stocks is 3.5%. Ventas Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ventas Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Ventas Inc. reported revenues of $660.7 million and net income of $86.1 million for their 2012 fourth quarter.

Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro sold 74,367 shares of VTR stock in March. Director, Senior Officer Kevin Bullock, Director Alexander John Davidson, and Senior Officer Steven W. E. Poad, bought 150,500 shares of VTR stock in March.

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